Tuesday, December 11, 2012

New Book by Artist Mary Whyte

Imagine my surprise awhile ago when I answered the phone and Mary Whyte was calling!  If you don't know who Mary is, you may remember the children's book P is for Palmetto that came out about 10 years ago.  Mary is the illustrator of that book. 

Watercolor artist Mary Whyte is a teacher and author who has achieved national recognition.  Her portraits are included in numerous corporate, private, and university collections, as well as in the permanent collections of South Carolina's Greenville County Museum of Art and the Gibbes Museum of Art in Charleston.  Her work can be found at Coleman Fine Art in Charleston, South Carolina.  Here is a link to her website http://marywhyte.com/ .

Down Bohicket Road has just been released and includes two decades' worth of watercolors - depicting a select group of Gullah women of Johns Island, South Carolina, and their stories. 

When Mary called she and I tried to coordinate our calendars, hoping to come up with a date that would work well for both of us to have her come to Burry Bookstore.  Unfortunately, with the busyness of the holidays, we weren't able to do that, but we do hope to schedule something this Spring.  I have not met Mary in person, but have read enough about her to know that she would be a delight to meet.  I'm hoping that this Spring I will have the opportunity to do just that!

Down Bohicket Road:  An Artist's Journey by Mary Whyte with excerpts from Alfreda's World comes in both paperback and hardcover.  We have the hardcover edition and it is $49.95. 

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